Books in translation smallWhen we started the reading challenge two years ago, we planned to read, between us, a book from every country in the world. Books written originally in English didn’t take us very far, so we either read in other languages (French, Spanish, German) or looked for literature in translation.

Fortunately, translations into English are growing, so it is easier to find books by authors writing in other languages. The 50 books listed in this article on FlavorWire are a start. If you want to read about some of the books we’ve read for the challenge (not all in translation!), go to the reading challenge category on the left of the screen. And if you want to join us, please contact me by posting a comment to this article.

In the meantime, enjoy this list! How many have you already read?

50 Works of Fiction in Translation That Every English Speaker Should Read